The eActros, Mercedes-Benz’s battery electric truck, will make its Australian debut at next month’s Brisbane Truck Show.
The long-awaited vehicle is focused on heavy-duty, short radius distribution with development trucks having been put to work in select fleets in Europe since 2018.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific Director, Andrew Assimo, said looked forward to presenting the heavy-duty electric truck to the Australian public.
“The local debut of the eACtros represents the start of a new chapter for sustainable road transport in our region,” he said.
A local validation program is also expected, designed to ensure the vehicle specification is tailored for Australia’s unique conditions, as well as meet the specific requirements of local customers.
The program will include four eActros trucks in Australia and one in New Zealand.
The company is quick to point out, however, that although they are keen to move forward with battery electric technology, they are committed to providing solutions to help traditional internal combustion engine customers drive down their emissions as well.
The Brisbane Truck Show runs from May 18 to 21 at the Brisbane Convention Centre.